What kind of Laptop do I own? How To Check [Beginners Guide]

If you’re sitting on your couch watching TV and suddenly you get this idea of buying a new laptop or upgrading your current system. To improve your existing system or to buy a new one, you’ll need to check the current specs of your Laptop to get an idea of what to look for in your new machine or what things do I need to buy to upgrade my current Laptop.

In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to check your laptop specs.


Checking your Laptop Model Number

The model number of your Laptop is the most important thing to find out first. It’ll help you find out your Laptop’s specs and other troubleshooting information.

Finding out the model number of your Laptop is quite easy and hassle-free in most of the cases.

  • Turn over your Laptop and check the bottom of your system for texts. In most cases, the model number of a laptop is located on the bottom with a logo and a bunch of alphabets and numbers.

Your Laptop may contain this information, but most of the laptops don’t have the model number at the bottom. Instead, you have to remove the bottom cover to check the model number. In this case, it is our opinion not to remove the bottom cover and find out the model number of your Laptop from the Control Panel.

  • Go to the search bar located in your taskbar.
  • Type Control panel in the search box and press Enter
  • In the Control Panel window, select the System and Security option. 
  • Now click on the System link.
  • All the information about your computer’s model number will be shown over there.

Checking your Laptop’s Specs

If you want to check what type of CPU, GPU, and how much RAM do you have in your Laptop, you need to follow these easy steps:

Checking your CPU

Checking your Laptop’s CPU is an effortless and straightforward procedure in windows 10

  • Hover your mouse over the Windows icon and rightclick on it
  • Select the System option from the list that just appeared
  • You’ll see a section named Device Specifications on the right side of your screen, find Processor, and you’ll see the name of your CPU next to it.

Checking your Motherboard

You can also check what kind of Motherboard you have in your Laptop by an easy and straightforward procedure.

  • Go to the search bar located in your taskbar.
  • Type System Information and press Enter
  • Open System Information from the results and a new window will open.
  • In this window, you’ll see every kind of information related to your Laptop; you need to find BaseBoard Manufacturer and BaseBoard Model. This will show the name of your Motherboard and its model number

Checking your GPU

If you’re a gamer, you’ll know how important a GPU is. So if you’re curious to find out what type of GPU is installed in your Laptop, follow these easy steps to see how:

  • Hover your mouse over the Windows icon and rightclick on it
  • A long list will appear, click on Device Manager from the list.
  • In the Device Manager window, you’ll find every information related to your Laptop, find Device Adaptors from the list and click on the arrow near it.
  • After clicking on the arrow, you’ll see the name of your GPU.
  • If you see two names under the Display Adaptors option, it means that one is your integrated GPU and the second one is your dedicated GPU.

Checking your RAM

Checking your RAM is quite easy and similar to checking your CPU as we discussed above. To see how much RAM is installed in your system, follow these steps;

  • Hover your mouse over the Windows icon and right-click on it
  • Click the System option from the list that just appeared
  • A new window will open, find the Device Specifications area and search for Installed RAM
  • Next to Installed RAM, you’ll see the amount of RAM installed in your Laptop

When to Upgrade your Laptop?

After checking the specifications of your Laptop, you might be disappointed with some of its components and want to upgrade it. You have to keep in mind that upgrading your Laptop is not as easy as upgrading the elements of a PC. You can easily upgrade the amount of RAM and storage in your Laptop. You can also buy an external GPU to enhance its graphics processor power.

If you have an out-dated laptop and you wish to improve it, buying external GPUs and RAM won’t help you play your favorite games, it is better to get rid of it and buy a new laptop.

Nick Miller

It's Nick Miller a 25 year old tech enthusiast and senior editor at Flexgate, i try to make tech simple for the everyday person. You will find review about tech, tools and Computer hardware here.

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